10 April 2008,
Price realised GBP 3,125
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A BAKHTIARI LONG RUG
SIGNED ABD AL-KARIM, WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1336/1917-18 AD
Light overall wear, corroded brown, selvages frayed, ends nibbled
12ft.8in. x 5ft. (387cm. x 152cm.)
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The inscription reads, "Abd al-Karim in the year 1336".
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